Streaming TV quality sucks compared to broadcast. Here’s how the industry intends to make it better

The main reason for latency is that the live stream gets chopped up onto chunks–usually of around 10 seconds each–to be delivered over the internet. A streaming player such as Apple TV might require a few of those chunks to be lined up before it starts playing the video, launching viewers into a point that’s well behind the live broadcast. – Jared Newman, TechHive